Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Cork, Ireland
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Car is a February 2016 F56 3 door Cooper Petrol.
For the past couple of months I have been hearing a kind of a creak/groan from what I assume is the suspension.
It seemed louder when the outside temperature was colder.
It was sort of like a dry rubber kind of noise.
It got more prevalent but was still intermittent.
I dropped it off to my dealer two weeks ago.
They eventually heard the noise and rebooked in the car for last week.
They replaced both front lower arms and bushes.
The workshop manager wasn't happy though after the following test drive and said he'd replace both front shock top mounts.
This was done but still the workshop manager wasn't happy.....
Now it's awaiting a call back from MINI with a suggestion as to what it may be.
My initial thoughts were a rear shock or a rear shock top mount but apparently these were checked and found to be okay.
Anyone have any ideas ?
I thought I was going nuts and hearing what you have described. I have heard it the past two winters with my car thinking it was the new(er) RFT making the noise. Never had RFT before, didn't know what to expect for the cold winters here. Then, just yesterday I heard it again outside, temp minus -19c . I think I will book an appointment and get this resolved.
If it is the same as you, is it a common issue also with my 2016 F56 3 ?
@ Desert Rat......in your humble opinion, do I wait or do I book an appointment after the holidays. I can't imagine that my car will be booked anytime soon if I did want to take it in ? Its not like the car isn't derivable. It is just a concern, major, minor or nothing at all but just the cold weather here....brrr its so darn cold here.....it is so cold, that the Polar Bears have gone into hiding. Minus -30c tomorrow.
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